Meaning of androgenetic alopecia in English:

androgenetic alopecia

Pronunciation /ˌandrə(ʊ)dʒɪˌnɛtɪk ˌaləˈpiːʃ(ɪ)ə/


  • A form of baldness in which a genetically determined response to androgens results in shrinkage of hair follicles in parts of the scalp and changes in the cycle of hair growth; (male or female) pattern baldness.


1970s. From a blend of androgenic and genetic + alopecia, after German androgenetische Alopezie.